Speaking at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in far western Kentucky in 2010. A Kentucky tradition dating from the 1880s and a must for aspiring statewide politicians, Fancy Farm has featured two vice presidential candidates and countless other politicians over the years. Hosted by a local Catholic church, it was once described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest picnic.

Photo courtesy of US Senator Mitch McConnell Archives